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    Podemos' leader Pablo Iglesias. | Photo: Reuters

According to the latest polls, the emerging political party would become the new governing force after December's elections.

A new poll released Sunday shows the Spanish left-wing party Podemos – led by Pablo Iglesias – will win the upcoming elections in December.

The emerging party has been a major surprise within Spain’s political sphere, going from a 10 percent vote intention in August last year to slightly over 28 percent in early 2015. The poll was done by Metroscopia between Jan. 7 and 8.

Meanwhile, the Socialist Party (PSOE) and the right-wing governing Popular Party (PP) trail with 23.5 percent and 19.2 percent, respectively, in what seems to be the demise of Spain's traditional parties.

However, the left Izquierda Unida (IU) has also suffered a blow with Podemos emergence. The formerly third most important party in Spain now has only 5.3 percent of voters' support, trailing far behind the rest of the main political parties.

General elections are set to take place Dec.20 of this year. But President Mariano Rajoy and his party Popular Party (PP) are trying to postpone the elections until February 2016.

Although Rajoy has not officially announced he will seek re-election, many Spanish media outlets believe he will run for his re-election. 

Also read Jerome Roos: Is the Fear in Europe Finally Changing Sides?


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